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Cynthia "Cindy" Simerly

Vice President, Fund Development


Cynthia "Cindy" Simerly is the Vice President for Fund Development for the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) and has been with the organization for seven years. A fund development and marketing professional with 30 years’ experience, Ms. Simerly is also an Active Duty Army spouse with a passion for serving military families and ensuring military-connected students have every opportunity for a quality education. She began her career at General Electric and was appointed Governor’s Fellow for the State of Virginia before embracing the mobile life of a military spouse and serving in numerous management positions with a variety of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

Prior to joining the staff at MCEC, Ms. Simerly served as a Director of Fund Development and Chief Marketing Officer for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she supervised fundraising and marketing efforts supporting a $7m budget.

Cindy is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Richmond with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Marketing, English, and Women’s Studies, and intends to complete work on a Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior.